While there has been some inaccurate speculation regarding our company’s involvement in immigration and border enforcement policies and the separation of families, GEO in fact has no involvement, and has never had any involvement, in any way with the policies in question.
Like all Americans, we’re concerned about the unprecedented humanitarian and security crisis at our Southern border. While policymakers deliberate on the best way to address this monumental challenge, we will continue to provide the highest standard of humane residential care at all of our facilities.
Our company does not and has never managed facilities that house unaccompanied minors nor has our company ever provided transportation or any other services for that purpose.
GEO Takes No Position on Immigration Policies
GEO does not take a position on nor have we ever advocated for or against immigration enforcement or detention policies.
GEO Has Served Democrat and Republican Administrations
For three decades, our company has managed ICE Processing Centers providing services for adults in the care of federal immigration authorities in partnership with both Democrat and Republican Administrations, and since 2014, we have managed the Karnes Family Residential Center, which has cared exclusively for mothers together with their children. The Karnes Family Residential Center was established by the Obama administration.
GEO Operates Model Facilities
We have never managed any shelters or facilities housing unaccompanied minors or any border patrol holding facilities. Our facilities are not overcrowded; they are highly rated by independent accreditation entities and provide humane residential care, including 24/7 medical services, modern recreation amenities, and access to legal counsel.
GEO Employees Treat Those Entrusted to Our Care with Compassion, Dignity and Respect
On a daily basis, our dedicated employees deliver high quality services, including around the-clock medical care, that comply with performance-based standards set by the federal government and adhere to guidelines set by leading third-party accreditation agencies. Our employees are proud of our record in managing ICE Processing Centers with high-quality, culturally responsive services in safe, secure, and humane environments. Members of our team strive to treat all of those entrusted to our care with compassion, dignity and respect.
As a three-decade long service provider to the federal government, our focus has always been and remains on providing high quality services that meet or exceed the strict standards set by the federal government, and we have never advocated for or against immigration enforcement or detention policies.